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Internet of Things and Digital Enterprise - MSc

Why study this course?

Apply for our Internet of Things and Digital Enterprise MSc if you want to pursue careers developing complex information systems, processing enterprise data and controlling business processes.

The course focuses on three recent movements within IT industry: cloud computing, big data and the Internet of Things (IoT). Building on our collaboration with the computing industry in London, the Careers and Employability Service will help you find career opportunities upon successful graduation from the course.

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This postgraduate course focuses on development tools and software technologies for data, system and service development, information security, cloud computing, big data and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Aimed at those seeking positions within the financial, retail and entertainment sectors, we’ll provide you with preparation and training to help develop your career.

Learning materials include professional training that can help you towards sitting your own certification assessments in Oracle SQL, Java Enterprise and Hortonworks Data Platform. You'll also explore new technologies for integrating embedded devices, such as Arduino and Raspberry.

A highlight of the course is the MSc Project module, which gives you the opportunity to produce a major piece of self-directed and highly rewarding work. You’ll be free to choose options from mobile application development, cybercrime and security, data and visualisation or work-related learning before embarking on the module.

The extensive collaboration between the School of Computing and Digital Media and the computing industry in London has resulted in numerous Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and Consultancy Projects. These partnerships and projects have won a number of national awards and made London Met computing graduates renowned for their above average starting salaries.

There is a high demand for specialists in computing and information systems, and you can rely on the help of our Careers and Employability Service for finding jobs in the numerous high-tech startups and bigger financial organisations in London.


You'll be assessed through a range of methods including:

  • case study reports and presentations
  • computer laboratory workshops
  • individual and group coursework
  • unseen examinations
  • in class tests and individual vivas

The method of assessment for each module is described in the individual module guides. You can read these descriptions in the Modular structure section below and the module guides you’ll receive at the start of the semester.

Every module has a dedicated section on WebLearn, providing you with comprehensive learning / teaching material including workshop exercises.

Module leaders will use WebLearn regularly to communicate with you, including the provision of guidelines on how prepare for assessment, supporting materials and general feedback.

Professional accreditation

This course is not currently accredited. However, if you wish to pursue professional certification then we will assist you in sitting the certification exams in Databases, Java Enterprise and Apache Hadoop by Oracle and Hortonworks.

You will be required to have:

  • a 2:2 UK degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Computing, Information Technology or a related field
  • working knowledge of one programming language, which will be sufficient to follow the course (knowledge of an object-oriented programming language is also advantageous)

Applicants with relevant professional experience will also be considered.

If you do not have traditional qualifications or cannot meet the entry requirements for this undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing the Computing Extended degree.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

Accelerated study

The course allows you to accelerate your study depending on your previous relevant learning and practical experience.

Through Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning / Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APCL/APEL), up to 50% of the credits necessary for completing the course can be credited on the basis of previous experience.

The course has a September start with three semesters spread over one academic year. Each semester is 60 credits with the final semester dedicated to your dissertation.

Indicative core modules:

  • Information Systems Development (20 credits)
  • Enterprise Software Components and Systems Development (20 credits)
  • Information Security (20 credits)
  • Datawarehousing and Big Data (20 credits)
  • Cloud Computing and Internet of Things (20 credits)
  • MSc Project (60 credits)

Indicative optional modules, choose one from:

  • Mobile Applications Design and Development (20 credits)
  • Cyber Crime and Security (20 credits)
  • Data Analysis and Visualisation (20 credits)

Detailed information about the structure and content of the course is provided in the course handbook which will be made available to the students at the start of the course.

The employment market has an abundance of posts that require the skills you'll learn in the three key areas of cloud computing, big data and Internet of Things.

Roles will be open to you such as:

  • enterprise component developer and system integrator
  • data warehouse and big data manager
  • embedded and mobile devices programmer
  • network security and cyber security consultant

You'll also be equipped for more traditional and high-demand industry roles including:

  • software engineer
  • internet programmer
  • system programmer
  • database administrator
  • system administrator

We're investing in an exciting, multimillion pound transformation of the London Metropolitan University campus, between 2016 and 2020. We’re moving all of our activity to one place, our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching locations of some courses will change over time.

Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2018. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.

All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of-the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

How to apply

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When to apply

You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.

Home students and EU students can apply any time prior to the beginning of the course. Students from outside the EU / EEA must apply at least one month in advance to allow time to obtain a student visa from their home country.

Fees and key information

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